Weeping Cutleaf Redleaf Japanese Maple Tree
Acer palmatum var. dissectum
Just west of the World War II Memorial, in a sidewalk triangle.
Japan, China, Korea, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia
- Deciduous and grafted, growing to 10 - 15 feet tall and at least as wide, or wider.
- Various, rich shades of red leaves in spring, summer and fall.
- Leaves highly dissected and are almost lace-like.
- Highly sculptured, contorted branches are nature's art work.
- Landscape uses include: specimen, patio tree, container tree and bonsai.
History and significance:
The tree is planted in what is referred to as an Olmsted triangle – where sidewalks converge from three directions to form a triangular planting space.